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Richfield, Ohio – June 21, 2012 – National Interstate Insurance Company, a leader in transportation insurance since 1989, is looking to expand its trucking insurance program by targeting heavy haul, crane, and rigging operations.  The program offers coverage for auto liability, physical damage, workers’ compensation, and general liability, and is available in all states through a network of appointed agents.

National Interstate’s heavy haul, crane and rigging product portfolio includes a variety of design options based on the operator’s risk appetite.  Programs include traditional insurance and the company’s premier group alternative risk transfer program, Titan, designed for companies that foster a commitment to safety excellence.  Titan provides an innovative risk management solution with the potential for reduced long-term insurance costs and annual return of premium and investment income.

“The heavy haul, crane and rigging industry is highly specialized, and we have creative insurance solutions to meet the needs of this market,” said George Skuggen, Assistant Vice President of Truck Products.  “Over the years we have expanded our products and coverages to address the demands of the industry.  One example of this is our Titan program, which is a unique alternative risk transfer program designed specifically for specialized heavy haulers, rigging, millwright and crane operations.  In addition, our staff is comprised of underwriters, customer service and claims professionals specially trained in specialty transportation insurance.  We have the experience, expertise and dedication to the market, and are excited to expand our customer reach in particular to the heavy haul segment.”

National Interstate is also an active member of the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA).  They were proud sponsors of the SC&RA 2012 Annual Conference held in April, and will also be exhibiting at the Crane & Rigging Workshop being held on September 19-21, 2012 in Louisville, KY.

For more information about National Interstate’s heavy haul, crane, and rigging insurance programs, contact George Skuggen, at, 800-929-1500 ext. 1142, or Tracy Arny, at, 800-929-1500 ext. 1383.


About National Interstate

National Interstate Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Interstate Corporation, is a specialty property and casualty insurance company with a niche orientation and focus on the transportation industry.  We differentiate ourselves by offering insurance products and services designed to meet the unique needs of targeted insurance buyers.  Products include insurance for passenger, moving and storage, and truck transportation companies, alternative risk transfer, or captive insurance programs for commercial risks, specialty personal lines consisting of insurance products focused primarily on recreational vehicle owners and small commercial vehicle accounts, and transportation and general commercial insurance in Hawaii and Alaska.  National Interstate and its insurance subsidiaries, which include Vanliner Insurance Company and Triumphe Casualty Company, are rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company. Founded in 1989, we are headquartered in Richfield, Ohio with operations in Honolulu, Hawaii, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and Fenton, Missouri.